“I love the warm and rich tone of my RS Berkeley TUB909 tuba. The 3/4 size is light (17 lbs) and easy to transport. It plays evenly and projects well in all registers. The rotary valve action is smooth and quiet. A pleasure to play in varied music genres.”
Mike Richmond has been featured on over 350 recordings (15 solo) and has recorded/performed internationally with the Charles Mingus Dynasty/Big Band/Orchestra, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Ravi Shankar, Elvin Jones, Gil Evans, Woody Herman, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Henderson, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, BB King, Chet Baker, Hubert Laws, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Milt Jackson, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Mancini, Joào Gilberto, Astrid Gilberto, Michel Legrand, Chico Hamilton, Richie Havens, and Pat Metheny. He has won Grammy Awards with Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
His book Modern Walking Bass Technique (Ped Xing Music) is used worldwide as one of the leading texts on jazz bass technique. Mike's workshops have been well received throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, China, South America, and the Middle East. Mike is a professor of Double Bass at New York University (Teacher of the Year 1991 & 1994). He represented the United States in France as a guest lecturer at the “International Symposium On Jazz Pedagogy” sponsored by the French Cultural Ministry
Mike has been a guest soloist with the Bratislava Philharmonic Orchestra, United Arab Emirates Philharmonic Orchestra, Prince George's Philharmonic, Lima Peru Symphony, Costa Rica National Symphony, Cologne Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Radio Big Band, the Hamburg State Opera, and the Hacettepe Conservatory Symphony (Turkey).
TUB909 | 3/4 Rotary Tuba